St. Margaret and St. Ann (Dorchester) New to Archdiocese Searchable Database

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We’ve added two new parishes to Massachusetts: Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900: St. Margaret and St. Ann, both in Dorchester.  St. Margaret branched off from an existing church, St. Peter’s in Dorchester in the late 1800s.  The plans for constructing this church were officially embarked upon on June 10, 1893, the feast of St. Margaret.  The parish of St. Ann celebrated its first Mass on Christmas in 1880 after breaking off from St. Gregory’s (records coming soon!).  This update consists of five volumes:

St. Margaret (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1893-1899
St. Margaret (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1893-1900
St. Margaret (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1894-1900
St. Margaret (Dorchester) Marriages, 1893-1900

St. Ann (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1889-1900

You may notice an overlap in years of the St. Margaret baptism volumes.  St. Margaret (Dorchester) Baptisms and Marriages, 1893-1900 is a single physical volume which is actually two separately paginated volumes bound together.  The baptisms half, what we’re calling St. Margaret (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1893-1900 is a duplicate of the other baptism volume, but it is included for your convenience (and a complete representation of the physical holdings of the archive).

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.